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FF9 Cointoss by Remainaery FF9 Cointoss by Remainaery
Something rather "peaceful" for now. Been quite a time since I did something for my beloved Final Fantasy 9 ~ <3

This pic took ages to finish, about 15-16 hours in total - I had a hard time with that handrail and it still doesn't look right, but I've given up on that part for now. Also, the castle tower proved to be a bitch until I got the right angle (messed up that part in the sketch, bleh).
The idea itself is nothing fancy and the picture came out rather boring, but it was good practice.

Used some ref for Vivi's outfit (for the sketch only though), but that's that, I thought I was familiar enough with the FF9 optics, so no ref for the rest, and I'm quite proud how the sky turned out - but I'm also relatively fond of the rest, if I do say so myself.

No clue why Zidane's tossing a coin. Actually it just seemed too boring to have both of them just standing there doing nothing, heh. But it's kinda, well, in-character. Hanging 'round in Lindblum.

FF9 and characters (c) Square Enix

EDIT 2013: Now here's something I haven't done before. After 7 years, I did some minor tweaks. In general, when I am done with something, it is done, not to be retooled over and over. But I love this image a lot, but whenever I look at the face it bugged me too much. So here we are, in 2013, with a slight update. I feel a little bit dirty.
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:iconprincessofdisney27:
princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
WOW! this is amazing! :D 
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TheR3mnanT Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
The detail!!! WOA
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KeeferTEarl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Vivi: So, where should we go today?
Zidane: Ah... well, why not let Lady Luck decide? (Flips coin) Tails!
Vivi: ...You didn't actually make a bet.
Zidane: Oh...
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SaltyProphet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Keep up the great work, man...  You should seriously do one of Tantalus.  And I agree with Lady Underwood, that is DEFINITELY Lindblum.
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ngasih Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Just.... Woah.... love it... :happybounce: 
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LadyUnderwood Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
:jawdrop: How amazing this is, especially the more I zoom in!  That's definitely Lindblum - even if Zidane and Vivi weren't there, the atmosphere would have screamed it.  Gotta love all the detail you put into this picture.  Great job :clap:
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natsu-D9 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
oh i was thinking this was in my fav daaaaaam :faint:shiksoo i want to paint something like des :highfive:cool ya
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zzzzxx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Watching at the tosser, it's gonna be tail.
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JPBourrin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I hoped an edition of this drawing for the face, now it's done ! Good decision ^^ One of the best fan art for FF9.
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shizonek Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, beautiful picture. One of the best fanarts I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot of this stuff;)). I love lighting and shading. :thumbsup:
I like these two - Zidane and Vivi are really good friends. :)
Is it oglop - in the left bottom corner...? :D

May I ask, what program did you use?
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shizonek Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, I know, Painter. Sorry for asking, I haven't noticed you mentioned it below. :)
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David89Six Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
This is really a beautiful piece
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:iconmarvolo-san:
Marvolo-san Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best fanart of FF IX whis i ever have seen.. if not the best.
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MasterShaper Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
It's nice, but Zidane looks a tad serious XD
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:iconclappersnappermaster:
ClapperSnapperMaster Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astonishing! This was my fave final fantasy, I cant believe how underrated it is. :/
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nightmareangel123456 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing and cute
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Matsi-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Yay! Zidane makes me happy, and the background is incredible!
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berettarevy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Best FF ever Thank you ;)
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Raskolnikov2007 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
God damn. I put "Final Fantasy 9" into the search (one "popular" and "all time") and it took me four pages to get to one pic that was remotely decent.

So there's no good FF9 artwork?
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Festivaali Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Photographer
Sitting in my old cousin's room playing my first Final Fantasy. Aah memories ^^. Good times, good times...
great picture.
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81Scorp Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Just :+fav:īd it! :)
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LazyRayFinkle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Fantastic!
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WhiteLycanXIII Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconzidanelaplz:
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Lee-Kate Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaaa my fav FF series. And OMG soooo much details,I love it. I want to play FF 9 again XD

One question what program did you use for this picture?
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Remainaery Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was completely done in Painter 7, I believe.

*checks* - yup: [link]
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S-hell-Z Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
superb!
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Moonbeam93 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
I love vivi...beautiful work
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Coyote119 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I'd love taking lessons from you in art.
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Krystazi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really like this and your style, something i will work towards, fav'd :)
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ChiantiArts Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So wonderful and pretty colors...
I HAVE A SEIZURE BY THIS AWESOME DRAWING!:D
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S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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MononokeHimeSan200 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
This is EPIC monkey boy FTW
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Lindsl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
I can't believe this isn't traditionally done (even though it looks like it). Actually, it's a gorgeous picture, not boring at all. It would be just like them to hang around town, with Vivi waddling after Zidane and company.

First, the costumes. The shading is perfect, the details are all there, and the sleeves (lord, the big sleeves) really look good. It really struck me how little Vivi is in those big clothes and boots.

Second, the scenery. There is so much to look at! My favorites are the airships flying about in the sky, though.
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ice-cream-dragon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh my goodness! The shading and coloring is amazing! @_@ The whole thing is just breathtaking!!! Thank you for posting this!
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lane-nee-chan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gah! You added so much detail! I love it!
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Gynos Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist
Great work. :clap:
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antipopchrist Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Your rendition of the Lindblum is like, spot on. Its so awesome. And I like how you gave Zidane a more cartoonish look, the way he's meant to look, compared to a lot of the other art of him.

And Vivi...I mean, Awwwwwww
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TommyChu1987 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great. I like your Vivi
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Quirky-Middle-Child Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really good. You've got talent on digital art.
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Nene203 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
ahah the oglop cracked me up! :heart:
I really like how the sky and Lindblum's castle turned out. FF9 is one of my favs, and you made it glory <3
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dreamsofthings Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
This is great!
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dmastermanga Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah good times.... still haven't beaten darn Osmos still
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A-VeyZ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's beautiful. I love FF9's world. My only favorite Final Fantasy game :)
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Thyressarexus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
If I ever learn to draw and paint - I don't know how much chance I have as a late starter... XD - I will draw FF9 cities and backgrounds day and night... they were just perfect! Lindblum, Iifa, the big-tree-city-thing where the burmecians fleed... Beautiful, imaginative...

Lindblum was one of my favorites, and I think, you caught the mood quite well - along with the sad eyes of Vivi. Best set of characters in crpg ever!
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dcbernman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I loved this game. Thus far, it's my favorite out of the ones I have played. It's so nice to be able to continue seeing the characters again without having to invest all that time in a play through again : P
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PhoenixBrahne Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
HOLYSHITTHISISAMAZINGILOVEFINALFANTASYIXANDILOVEYOU
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qpmjcv Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E
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ZikkuHime Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Oh, wow! The background is so rich in detail and looks completely amazing! O.O

~ブレンダ
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rachetx Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
This is stunning. I love FF9 and I love the style of this image. :D
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DepressionMoon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
I think I commented on this work many times before, but I just can't get over how beautiful this is? Was this done by hand? Excuse me if I asked this before.
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